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Make-Ahead Shakshuka

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Kira Corbin

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 6

To make ahead, complete step 1; then follow instructions below. Be sure to pierce the yolks (without breaking them) so they won't burst when microwaved.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted crushed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 large eggs

Nutrition Information

  • calories 181
  • fat 7.4 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 186 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 337 mg
  • calcium 65 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, bell peppers, and garlic. Cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are very soft, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and next 6 ingredients (through paprika); cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Divide mixture evenly among 6 (8-ounce) ramekins coated with cooking spray.

  2. Working with 1 ramekin at a time, make a slight well in sauce. Crack 1 egg into well; pierce yolk with tip of a knife. Cover loosely with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 2 1/2 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

  3. To freeze: Place ramekins in refrigerator until cool. Remove; cover tightly with plastic wrap and heavy-duty aluminum foil. Transfer ramekins to freezer; freeze for up to 8 months.

  4. To heat: Remove ramekins from wrapping. Microwave 1 ramekin, covered loosely with a damp paper towel, at HIGH for 2 minutes. ­Remove from microwave, and stir. Make a slight well in sauce. Add 1 large egg; pierce yolk with the tip of a sharp knife. Cover loosely with paper towel. Microwave an additional 2 1/2 minutes or to desired degree of doneness.

Cook's Notes

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